XenClient EnterpriseNext generation of endpoint andOS Image ManagementWalter Hofstetter, Senior Systems Engineer, Citrix EMEA
News • Acquisition announced at Synergy May 2012 • XenClient Enterprise (v4.1) available since June 29th2
Agenda • Why the acquisition • What’s new, what’s the same, what’s the future • UPDATE: News from Synergy • Demo & QA3
Why the Acquisition?• Based on the same foundation• Virtual Computer focused on the backend ᵒ Windows based – Active Directory enabled ᵒ Enhanced policy framework• Customer told us to move faster – We listened, because we’re committed!
Architectural overview - Hypervisor• True Type-1 Hypervisor (No OS below the hypervisor layer) Shared Image Patch ᵒ Fully virtualized platform ᵒ Supports wide range of business class PCs Backup Store ᵒ Full shared image support for Windows 7, XP & Vista Management ᵒ Linux supported as custom image or local install Server Virtual Machine #1 Virtual Machine #2 User Data User Data Applications … Applications Services Management and Control Windows XP Domain Windows 7 Domain (DomS) Virtual HW (Dom0) Virtual HW Xen™ Hypervisor (Open Source) Hardware
Where does XenClient Enterprise fit in? For extreme security and isolation Multi-level secure local virtual desktops designed to meet XenClient XT the most extreme isolation, security, and performance requirements for public sector customers. For enterprise use XenClient Enterprise Virtual desktops to go for enterprise users who need centralized IT management and control. Can be used as a standalone product or with XenDesktop. For standalone use by IT Pros XenClient Express Free high-performance local virtual desktops for IT professionals and software developers/testers.
Architectural overview – OS Management Update One to many from server Shared ImageShared System Disk System PatchOne to many, patch once, publish many VHD Backup Snapshot For backup BackupPersistent User Data Store UserBacked-up on server for instant recovery VHD ManagementPersistent Local Data (no backup) Local Fast ServerPage.sys, temp files, indexes, .ost files VHD Recovery
What’s the future• Looking forward Client Hypervisor Centralized Management HDX User Experience Personal vDisk Extreme Security Multi Platform Extensibility Enterprise Scalability Expanded Hardware Advanced Policy Control Xen Hypervisor Synchronization The best parts of each solution is coming together
Latest news from SynergyXenClient Enterprise 4.5XenClient XT 3.0
New features in XenClient Enterprise 4.5 Next Supports the latest Ultrabooks and Intel 3rd generation Generation processors Global Desktop Windows 8 support Now available in English and 6 other languages for major markets! Expanded Use Cases Enables more enterprise network policies with VLAN tagging NetScaler support for Synchronizer external network access Increased Dual monitors in dock support Performance Improved hypervisor boot time
Windows 8 support• Windows 8 as a guest operating system ᵒ PV Tools support ᵒ Multi-touch in guest• Laptop and desktop form factors supported• Tablets/Convertibles – to be added in future ᵒ Accelerometer support ᵒ Multi-touch support in the hypervisor UI• Multi-monitor support – future
Other notable XenClient improvements• Dual external monitors in a docking station• 30% hypervisor boot time improvement• VM import/export • Any instance where user moves VM’s between XC devices • Hardware refresh • Moving non managed/personal image to new machine • Personal VM • XenClient 2.1 to XenClient 4.5?• Improved KVM support (confirm)
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